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Published February 5th 2020 by Melting Tundra Publishing
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Andrea Johnston
Jun 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book was bloody brilliant. And I say that for 2 reasons: 1. because it's very true. And 2., because like many of the phrases and terms you will find in this work, it's an excellent Britishism.

Not only is this work timely and important, it's also filled with wonderful characters and a gorgeous setting readers will want to return to again and again. Indeed, the character of Aurora Jones could have her own cozy mystery series, she's so wonderful! She's sharp as a whip, funny, caring, and just
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David Millar The Ministry for Ignoring Climate Change

Set on an island off the West coast of Canada and in Ottawa, this novel is a fictionalisation of a still-controversial geoengineering project to fertilise the oceans with iron to stimulate algae blooms able to absorb CO2. A Canadian cross between ‘Yes Minister’ and ‘Whiskey Galore’ but with bigger, climate-affected fish to fry, it is an antidote to current enforced self-isolation and makes the argument for community action to combat climate ch
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GeorgeMonck
Mar 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
Set in Canada this light hearted humorous tale immerses itself in a small community that has had its economy devastated by a massive deduction in Salmon numbers as a result of man made climate change.

The colourful characters and the satirical take down of the government’s approach to responding to Climate Change are both a joy to behold.

As the story continues I found myself rooting for the community of Esh and was not disappointed.

If you want a light story that still packs a punch about the Clim
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Tim
Jan 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
I would like to thank David Millar, Melting Tundra Publishing and NetGalley for the ARC of The Ministry for Ignoring Climate Change.

I really enjoyed the political satire in this book. David Millar has done a great job in satirizing the absurdity surrounding carbon reduction policy. There is excellent comment throughout describing how politicians will not implement effective change through fear of electoral backlash. The plot revolves around a community action; the importance of such action is h
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Violet
Mar 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
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I really liked this book. It was different from what I normally read; but I found it interesting and easy to get into;. I expected a full satire, and although it is definitely a comedy, it is subtle enough and full of facts and real issues. I know about global warming but little about local issues and consequences of it, and this was a good way to get more knowledge about it and about the social inequalities that global warming also causes. The characters were well-developed and kept me interest ...more
Ian Glasgow
Feb 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
This story stitches together mystery, intrigue and the effort to recover from a heartbreaking decision while there is still time. It is a great read. The backdrop is a community trying to do something about how climate change affected them. I learned something about climate change in the process. As I read, I could feel the motivations that sometimes drive us to make the crazy decisions we do. I was even reminded that sometimes the good guys can win, even against the government. I was happy abou ...more
Cenza Minor
Feb 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
First, I would like to thank the author and publisher for sending me an ARC of this book. I thoroughly enjoyed it and thought it was very well written. The topics it touches on are relevant and imported to today’s standards and the word choice and political satire used made it even more interesting. This is a book I will not forget and it will keep me thinking for years to come.
Rosemary Nuttall
Jul 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Really enjoyed The Ministry for Ignoring Climate Change. The plot was engaging and well paced. The main characters were believable and well developed. The story was relevant for our day and age and best of all, a fun read!
Paul
Feb 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
Quite an enjoyable read. I don't read much satire, but this was well done. I enjoyed the whole package -- characters, plot, dialog, etc. I hope the author writes another book soon.

Thanks very much for the review copy!!
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Sarah Gaudenzi
Jun 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
A feel good fiction about a community taking action together! The intrigue takes you on with interesting sub-plot and attaching characters!
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David Millar was a science journalist and editor before starting to write fiction. His first book 'Beyond Dubai: Seeking Lost Cities in the Emirates' was the best-selling book about Dubai on Amazon for several years.

His new novel 'The Ministry for Ignoring Climate Change' is a satire about the politics of climate change and the surprising motivations people have for wanting to combat it ... or de
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